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Discussion in 'Style' started by The Hipster, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. The Hipster

    The Hipster Member

    Joined: Nov 23, 2004 Messages: 872 Likes Received: 0
    topic: "Nike Vengeance"

    Unless you have been under a rock for the past month you would have heard of or seen this Nike Vengeance. This is a collaborative edition created by Russell Maurice aka Gasius. The Nike Vengeance has been given the complete Gasius make over. Not only is there a change of colour but a unique use of materials. This shoe doesn't sit on the fence. Either you like them or you hate them. We recently spoke to Gasius about his Vengeance. Click the 'see more' link for the interview. February 17th will see the release of the GasrNike at London's dpmhi store.


    CT:Who is Gasius? What do you do? How long have you been doing your thing?

    Gasius is the son of Gasface, a clothing company that has been running since 1993. The House of Gasface gave birth to Gasius, which is now in its fourth season. I have been involved in graf since I was about 12, I also do canvas and graphics.

    CT:Did you approach Nike? Or did they approach you?

    I had a show at 90SQM in Amsterdam where I met Jason at Nike. They were looking for someone in London for their Capital series, I think it was good timing.


    CT:Why did you choose the Vengeance?

    I was lucky with that as they chose it, I am stoked cause it such a nice shoe.


    CT:I like the use of materials and colour, what was the inspiration your design?

    The design was based on my love of the diamond and triangle shapes, which appear in a lot of my personal work. With the colours, I had to use Nikes colour palette of that season. It was a choice of about 50 colours, I did a few variations and chose the one that I thought looked nicest, most of all I wanted a shoe that was fresh to wear.


    CT:Was this you first idea or did you develope your design?

    Kind of yeah, I developed it a bit from an initial idea at first - the design was meant to be lasered into the shoe, it didn't make sense to do that, so it was just embossed. Also with the die cut diamonds on the sides we had to put a mesh behind it to strengthen it. I quite like that though.


    CT:Are you happy with the results?

    Yeah I'm very happy.

    CT:What's your favourite sneaker?

    Difficult, I am a big Nike Huarache fan. My all time favourites are the first Nike hikers, before the Lava Dome the grey with flouro yellow or purple and had a round toe, I had them when I was 14, impossible to get now. I need more size 9s!.

    CT:Are there any other projects in the pipeline?

    I have a few collaborations coming up: Bearded Man, Call of the Wild, Sixpack and whatever else life throws at me.

  2. The Hipster

    The Hipster Member

    Joined: Nov 23, 2004 Messages: 872 Likes Received: 0
    first uk writer to get a nike? I saw them in the flesh the other day, up until then I had to have a pair but to be honest in the flesh I wasn’t quite sure, the choice of material was bold but that doesn’t necessarily mean good, loving the colours mind you..think I missed out on the laser one piece dunks over the weekend so I might still try and cop a pair of these…


    small report from hurtyoubad
  3. The Hipster

    The Hipster Member

    Joined: Nov 23, 2004 Messages: 872 Likes Received: 0
  4. justaname

    justaname Member

    Joined: May 18, 2003 Messages: 807 Likes Received: 23
    i like the comfortableness of the vegeance and that shoes looking might sweet. anyone know the release date in us? all i know is uk get the first dip
  5. Locofanclub

    Locofanclub Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 3, 2002 Messages: 5,228 Likes Received: 1
    Is that the same Gasface from way back in 92 or so,producer of the ultra slim Gasface magazine from up north, bloke behind many a fesh wall with Pinkie & Smelly Smell etc etc,and bloke who sent me plenty of fresh photos?????
  6. The Hipster

    The Hipster Member

    Joined: Nov 23, 2004 Messages: 872 Likes Received: 0
    urrm yeap! i know he is a northener and paints with pinky, smell, bed ect...
  7. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2003 Messages: 2,568 Likes Received: 1
    Please believe I have mad love for diamond cutouts, but those shoes look like they belong below the cuff of a sweaty magic: the gathering player's sweatpants. I don't know why, but they just strike me as really dated for some reason.
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  9. JesusMachine

    JesusMachine Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 3, 2002 Messages: 4,509 Likes Received: 207
    ya the vengeance sneaker is pretty ugly. i wish they would put the same colorway and design on a different pair of kicks.
  10. hopeizm

    hopeizm Member

    Joined: Oct 3, 2003 Messages: 578 Likes Received: 1
    Ugly, would only wear them for painting
  11. TheArchitect

    TheArchitect Junior Member

    Joined: Jun 2, 2004 Messages: 173 Likes Received: 6
  12. shapes

    shapes New Jack

    Joined: Aug 31, 2004 Messages: 30 Likes Received: 0
    haha, those are some shitty cads. im not mad at the lavender, it just not a hot sneaker. maybe if you loosend the laces and popped the tongue...but i doubt it. actually what am i talking about, i just bought those rediculous air force ones wit the tiger mouth on them. lol
  13. rick flair

    rick flair Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jun 18, 2003 Messages: 1,381 Likes Received: 1
  14. evilistic

    evilistic Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 22, 2001 Messages: 3,554 Likes Received: 0
    aint feeling em.mad flashy for such a fem shoe....
  15. Yellow Feets

    Yellow Feets Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 10, 2004 Messages: 1,958 Likes Received: 0
    Wow. Those are ugly. Like Sketchers.